Need help on how to use particles

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Little Pixel, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. Little Pixel

    Little Pixel L1: Registered

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    So I need some help figuring out how to use particles such as adding some form of flame to a fireplace or something like that.

    I have no idea on how to do so and would love some help.
     
  2. Blinx

    Blinx L69: Deviant Member

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    The general particle entity is called info_particle_system, there are some other entities however that also create particle effects but can be configured in special ways, one of which is fire, created with the entity env_fire, that creates a fire particle while also being able to be configured to cause damage if a player touches it.

    You'll notice with info_particle_system that it does not contain any kind of drop down menu of particles to choose from, it's a bit of an outdated system but you will need to go to https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/List_of_TF2_Particles and copy/paste the name of the particle system you want to use.
     
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  3. EksCelle

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  4. henke37

    aa henke37

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    I could have sworn that ent_fire was broken due to it trying to use a missing particle system.